Thomas Parkes was born about 1678 in Old Rappahanock, Virginia. He married Sara Miller in 1705 in Albemarle County, Virginia. He died 12 March 1761 in Ballengers Mountain, Albemarle, Virginia.
compiled by James Edgar and Barbara Catron Parks. August 2002. (http://www.phys.utk.edu/jeparks/Genealogy/Parks%20Genealogy%202008.pdf)
Born: about 1670-00-00 Old Rappahannock Co, Virginia USA Died: 1761-03-12 Albemarle Co, Virginia USA Marriages: 1. Sarah Miller. Children of Thomas Parks and Sarah Miller:
This RootsWeb entry gives his parents as John Parke 1660 Stonington, New London Co CT d 1716 Preston, New London Co CT + Mary Witter 1665-02-20 Stonington. (It gives Thomas' birth date as 1678.) (http://hindskw.com/KennethHinds/21956.html)
VIEW RECORD Name Thomas Parks. Date 26 Feb 1728. Location Spotsylvania Co., VA. Property 100 a. of land in fork of Rappa. River. Notes This land record was originally published in "Virginia County Records - Spotsylvania County, 1721-1800, Volume I" edited by William Armstrong Crozier. Remarks The Honble. Alexander Spotswood, Esqr., by John Grame, Gent., his attorney, to Thomas Parks of St. Geo. Par. Spts. Co., in consideration of so much tobacco, etc. 100 a. of land i fork of Rappa. River. Rec. April 1, 1729. Description Grantee Book A. Citation Information EDIT SOURCE Source Information Title Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850. Author Ancestry.com (https://familysearch.org/)
Descendants of Thomas Parks I. Generation No. 1 1.I Thomas1 Parks I was born Abt. 1670 in Rappahannock Co., VA, and died Abt. 1752 in Abemarle County, VA.He married Sarah Miller Abt. 1705 in Virginia, daughter of Simon Miller and unknown.She was born 1670. Notes for I Thomas Parks I: Note: This Thomas may not be the immigrant ancestor. More research being done to find immigrant ancestor and ship. His parents have not been proven. There was one named Daniel and one named John that might possibly be his father.
This Thomas has been approved by Colonial Dames of 17th Century (Evelyeen Canup File).Your compiler is also requesting a supplement on this Thomas with the Colonial Dames.
Thomas was a "Schoolmaster" while a resident of Essex County, Va. in 1693, Simon Miller deeded him land: Deed Book 2, page 2 "Simon Miller, planter of Essex County, Parish of St. Mary's to Thomas Park, Schoolmaster of Essex County, Simon Miller gives Thomas Parks a lifetime use of as much land as he can use in Richmond County, Virginia.Simon Miller applied the law of Escheat to this gift, which the land would return to the Miller Estate at Thomas Parks death. Date of deed January 14th, 1692/3 24 February 1752, proved 12 March 1761 (http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/parks/4729/)
Will of Thomas Parks
Written: 24 Feb. 1752
Probated: 12 March, 1761
Ballenger Mountain, Albemarle County, Virginia
All estate to best beloved son Thomas Parks.
An English shilling to following named children: John, Samuel, Charles, Martha Russell, Mary Bond and Elizabeth Hutchins.
Exr: son Thomas Parks.
Wit: Daniel Burford and Ellen Duggins. (Will Book 2, Page 101)Online Link
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